Fronteras Desk News

Jury Dismissed in Border Aid Worker Trial
The jury in the federal trial of a humanitarian aid worker in southern Arizona was not able to reach a verdict Monday.
Jun. 11, 2019
2 Sonoran Border Shootouts Claim 9 Lives
Two Mexican border cities just across from Arizona were rocked by violence Monday afternoon.
Jun. 11, 2019
Latinx Tech Weekend Brings Together Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border will work on developing tech solutions at a startup event in Tucson this weekend.
Jun. 11, 2019
DHS Watchdog Retires; Governors Aide Awaits Senate Vote
The Homeland Security Department’s top internal watchdog retired Monday, and an advisor to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is waiting for the U.S. Senate to vote on whether he’ll be the agency’s next inspector general.
Jun. 10, 2019
Mexican Government Boasts On Negotiation — But An Ultimatum From US Awaits
The Mexican government avoided tariffs on exports to the United States by promising to help decrease the flow of migrants. And just like his U.S. counterpart, Mexico’s president touted the agreement as a diplomatic success. But the Mexican foreign secretary hints that the crisis is not over.
Jun. 10, 2019
President Trump Calls Off Threats To Impose Tariffs On Mexico
Many border businesses breathed a sigh of relief after President Donald Trump’s Friday afternoon tweets announcing tariffs would not be imposed on Mexican imports. In the tweets, Trump said "the tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended."
Jun. 10, 2019
Judge Rejects Mexican Tomato Growers’ Request For Relief
A U.S. judge has ruled against Mexican tomato growers who were looking for relief from new duties.
Jun. 7, 2019
In The Midst Of Tariff Tensions, Mexico Faces Immigration Crisis
Mexico reached an agreement with the U.S. to avoid tariffs, but is feeling the pressure on its Southern border: an increasing volume of people crossing from Central America is becoming harder to manage.
Jun. 7, 2019
Yuma Migrant Farm Labor Contractors Hit With Lifetime Ban, Fine
A federal judge has come down on a father and son in Yuma who hire temporary foreign farmworkers.
Jun. 7, 2019
Jury Begins Deliberations In Border Aid Worker Trial
Both sides in the federal trial of a humanitarian aid worker arrested along Arizona’s border with Mexico wrapped up their arguments in Tucson Thursday.
Jun. 7, 2019
In Mexico, Exporters Already Adjusting To Threats of U.S. Tariffs
Exporters in Mexico are holding their breath as President Donald Trump has threatened to implement tariffs on Mexican imports as early as Monday.
Jun. 7, 2019
Migrant Aid Groups Drop Out, Shelter Space Unused As Temps Rise
An organization that recruits churches and volunteers to take in migrant families dropped off by federal authorities says capacity is dropping, and shelter space is going unused, as local temperatures hit triple digits.
Jun. 6, 2019
Decade After Tragic Day Care Fire, Sonoran Family Finds Help In Scottsdale
Wednesday marked the 10-year anniversary of the tragic ABC Daycare fire in Hermosillo, Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south.
Jun. 6, 2019
High-Profile Migrant Activists Arrested in Mexico
Irineo Mujica, the head of the migrant aid group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, was arrested just across the Arizona border in Sonoyta, Sonora, on Wednesday afternoon.
Jun. 6, 2019
Nonprofits Ask Phoenix To Address Migrant Families
For months, federal authorities have been releasing migrant families in Phoenix and other cities. Volunteers and faith-based groups have stepped up to provide shelter, food and other services, but Sarah Eary issued a warning during Tuesday’s council meeting.
Jun. 5, 2019
U.S.-Mexico To Continue Trade, Immigration Talks Thursday
The two countries failed to reach an agreement Wednesday, prolonging the possibility of tariffs on Mexican imports beginning next week.
Jun. 5, 2019
Controversial Mexican Religious Leader Arrested In U.S.
The leader of a Mexican-based church with presence in many American cities, including Phoenix, was arrested Tuesday in the United States on 26 charges, including child rape.
Jun. 5, 2019
Feds Cut Services To Unaccompanied Migrant Kids In Shelters
The Office of Refugee Resettlement, which oversees government-funded shelters in Arizona, is slashing education, legal aid and recreation for migrant kids.
Jun. 5, 2019
In Mexico, Deportations Triple As New Caravan Arrives
Mexican government officials are in Washington, D.C., after President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on Mexican goods, unless Mexico stops the migration from Central America. Meanwhile, at the Mexico-Guatemala border, a new caravan arrived.
Jun. 5, 2019
Congress Considers 2 Bills That Would Ban Mining Near Grand Canyon, Chaco
Leaders from northern Arizona and northern New Mexico spoke out at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the extraction industry’s impacts to the Grand Canyon and Chaco Canyon regions.
Jun. 5, 2019

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